REGULATORY NEWS FOR WEEK OF JUNE 3, 2019
The Office of Controlled Substances (OCS) is developing a new Application Management Policy for the Management of Applications for Class B Precursor Dealer Registration, and a new Notification Management Policy for the Management of Notifications regarding Class B Precursor Registration Closure. These documents provide Class B Precursor Registered Dealers, and those seeking to obtain a dealers registration with operational direction and guidance regarding the way in which applications and notices pertaining to Class B Precursors submitted to Health Canada will be managed. Specifically, they outline and describe the process steps, service standards, and approach which will be followed to ensure consistency and transparency in the management and processing of such application and notifications. Comments on the proposed documents will be taken into consideration and any revisions will be made prior to its finalization. It is anticipated that these documents will be finalized and implemented within 60 days of this Notice.
- The Draft Screening Assessment for the Siloxanes Group was published for a 60-day public comment per
These substances were identified for action under the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). This screening assessment focuses on 6 of 7 substances referred to collectively as the Siloxanes Group.
A voluntary information gathering questionnaire was distributed to certain stakeholders regarding 2- butanone oxime (also known as butanone oxime or MEKO) and benzene, ethyl- (ethylbenzene).
(Blakes) Public Safety Canada (Public Safety) recently released Enhancing Canada’s Critical Infrastructure Resilience to Insider Risk, a guide designed to assist Canadian organizations in developing effective programs to mitigate and respond to security threats from insiders (Guide).
The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and ILWU-Canada announced they have come to a tentative agreement and effective immediately, the lockout has been lifted and operations will resume at 1630 hrs on Thursday, May 30, 2019.
Unprecedented criminal negligence charges have been filed against a major construction company and two of its managers in the 2009 death of Sam Fitzpatrick on a B.C. worksite.
A worker was killed after being struck by a large piece of ice while working in an excavation. Aside from the fines to the company, two supervisors were also fined $15,000 and $12,500 respectively, plus a 25 percent victim surcharge.
In June, Ontario’s Government will announce members of the Minister’s Digital and Data Task Force and phase two of our consultations that will include roundtables across the province.
EPA is moving toward a real-time system of providing information to the public as part of our commitment to ensuring transparency in our program.
Starting May 30, 2019, EPA will begin publishing TSCA Section 5 (PMN, MCAN and SNUN) notices, their attachments, including any health and safety studies, any modifications thereto, an all other associated information in ChemView – in the form they are received by EPA. EPA will not be reviewing CBI-sanitized filings before publishing.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is releasing a draft document summarizing the toxicity and derivation of Reference Exposure Levels (RELs) for Toluene. This document will be reviewed and discussed by the Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants (SRP) at its meeting on June 28, 2019 in Sacramento, CA. RELs are airborne concentrations of a chemical that are not anticipated to result in adverse noncancer health effects for specified exposure durations in the general population, including sensitive subpopulations.
Here you can find the substances and hazard endpoints for which ECHA is currently inviting third parties to submit scientifically valid information and studies.
Physico-chemical properties for nanomaterials can differ from those commonly considered for non-nanomaterials challenging their risk assessment. The OECD developed tools to identify which test methods are (or are not) appropriate to measure a given physico-chemical parameter considered key to characterization and identification, for a given type of nanomaterial. Together, the Physical-Chemical Decision Framework to inform Decisions for Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials and its Guiding Principles are collectively intended to facilitate the identification of the most useful parameters and best available methods while maintaining rigour in data quality and reporting. Together they offer an approach to gather fit-for-purpose physico-chemical information to more fully understand the behaviour of nanomaterials in biotic and abiotic systems.
Heat stroke, the most serious form of heat-related illness, happens when the body becomes unable to regulate its core temperature. Sweating stops and the body can no longer rid itself of excess heat. Signs include confusion, loss of consciousness, and seizures. Heat stroke is a medical emergency that may result in death! Call 911 immediately.
Heat exhaustion is the body’s response to loss of water and salt from heavy sweating. Signs include headache, nausea, dizziness, weakness, irritability, thirst, and heavy sweating.
Heat cramps are caused by the loss of body salts and fluid during sweating. Low salt levels in muscles cause painful cramps. Tired muscles—those used for performing the work—are usually the ones most affected by cramps. Cramps may occur during or after working hours.
Heat rash, also known as prickly heat, is skin irritation caused by sweat that does not evaporate from the skin. Heat rash is the most common problem in hot work environments.